Protiviti's 2016 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey was fielded in December 2015 across the globe and surveyed over 1,300 respondents. Technology issues dominated the priority list for internal auditors in this year’s survey. Cybersecurity risk has become an increasingly important part of the annual audit plan, alongside audit priorities such as cloud computing, mobile applications, information technology (IT) standards and the Internet of Things (IoT).
How is cybersecurity risk impacting the level of internal audit today? What is the board engagement in information security risks, and how does that impact internal audit? In this podcast, Protiviti executives Brian Christensen and David Brand discuss some of the key findings from Protiviti’s 2016 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey, focusing on cybersecurity and technology trends as well as what the future holds for internal auditors.